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Friday, April 26 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Popular Poetry: Kelly Schirmann and Kaveh Akbar

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Join us for a special evening of poetry featuring readings from two highly talented young writers, Kelly Schirmann and Kaveh Akbar. Schirmann is a writer, musician, ceramicist, and visual artist from Northern California. She is the author of Popular Music and the co-author, with Tyler Brewington, of Boyfriend Mountain and Nature Machine. Her music projects include headband (solo), Sung Mountains (with Jason Fiske), and Young Family (with Sam Pink). She is the founding editor of Black Cake, a record label for contemporary poetry and other experiments, and the co-creator of OMO, Public Access and Friendship Collective. Akbar's poems appear recently in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Times, The Nation, Paris Review and elsewhere. His first book, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, is out with Alice James in the US and Penguin in the UK. Akbar is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America.

Friday April 26, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Downtown Public Library 906 W. Main Ave Spokane WA